Brooklyn New York neighborhoods have a rich history and Flatbush is no exception. In the early 1900’s Flatbush was a very swanky neighborhood with expensive retails shops and upper class residents. Today’s Flatbush is one of the city’s most vibrant and diverse neighborhoods.
Actually Flatbush is comprised of 12 small communities including Prospect Park South, Ditmas Park, Fiske Terrace, Wingate, South Midwood, Midwood Park and West Midwood. Neighborhood boundaries begin at Parkside and Ocean Avenues at the southwest entrance to Prospect Park, includes some of Coney Island Avenue and spans east to Nostrand Avenue and Kings Highway.
Flatbush subway service into Manhattan consists of the Q and B trains with stops at Avenue J, Avenue H, Newkirk Plaza, Beverly Road, Cortelyou Road, Church Avenue, Parkside Avenue and the #2 and #5 trains stopping at “The Junction” located at Flatbush Avenue next to Brooklyn College.
Erasmus Hall High School, a Georgian-Federal-style building, constructed on land donated by the Flatbush Reformed Dutch Church, was turned over to the public school system in 1896. It located at 899-925 Flatbush Avenue between Church and Snyder Avenues in the Flatbush neighborhood of tBrooklyn, New York The school was founded in 1786 as Erasmus Hall Academy, a private institution of higher learning named for the scholar Desiderius Erasmus, known as Erasmus of Rotterdam, a Dutch Renaissance humanist and Catholic Christian theologian. The school was the first secondary school chartered by the New York State Regents (wikipedia)
Flatbush Avenue, a major avenue that runs through few Brooklyn neighborhoods including Flatbush. It runs starting from Manhattan Bridge South East towards Floyd Bemmett Field.
There is a wide range of lifestyles from which to choose in Flatbush. The residential and commercial real estate markets are vibrant, growing and values are climbing.
Some examples of asking prices are:
For Condominiums a 553 square foot, 2 room studio apartment with 1 bath, asking is $495,000, for a 3 room, 1 bedroom, 1 bath, asking is $499,000, for a 789 square foot, 3 room, 1 bedroom, 1 bath, asking is $575,000, for a 786 square foot, 4 room, 2 bedroom, 1 bath, asking is $595,000, for a 890 square foot, 2 bedroom, 2 bath, asking is $690,000, for a 1,075 square foot, 4 room, 2 bedroom, 1 bath, asking is $755,000, for a 994 square foot, 4 room, 2 bedroom, 2 bath, asking is $779,000, for a 1,031, 4 room, 2 bedroom, 2 bath, asking is $850,000 and for a 1,013 square foot, 4 room, 2 bedroom, 2 bath, asking is $910,000.
For Cooperative apartments with 756 square feet, 3 rooms, 1 bedroom and 1 bath, asking is $199,000, for a 500 square foot 2 room studio with 1 bath, asking is $249,000, for a 676 square foot, 4 room, 1 bedroom, 1 bath, asking is $289,000, for a 750 square foot, 3 room, 1 bedroom, 1 bath, asking is $325,000, for a 3 room, 1 bedroom, 1 bath, asking is $349,000, for a 5 room, 2 bedroom, 2 bath, asking is $445,000, for a 4 room, 2 bedroom, 1 bath, asking is $499,999, for a 1,050 square foot, 4 room, 2 bedroom, 2 bath, asking is $570,000 and for a huge 4 room, 2 bedroom, 2 bath in a Pre War building, asking is $829,000.
For one family homes with 1,152 square feet, 8 rooms, 4 bedrooms and 2 baths, asking is $699,000, for a 1,440 square foot, 7 room, 4 bedroom, 2 bath, asking is $774,999, for a 2,036 square foot, 8 room, 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath, asking is $799,999 and for a 12 room, 5 bedroom, 2 bath, asking is $985,000.
For a 2 family house with 14 rooms, 6 bedrooms and 3.5 baths, asking is $550,000, for a 2,060 square foot, 9 room, 5 bedroom, 3 bath, asking is $699,999, for a 7 room, 5 bedroom, 2 bath, asking is $965,000, for an 11 room, 4 bedroom, 2 bath, asking is $995,000, for a 2,400 square foot, 4 bedroom, 2 bath, asking is $1.250M, for a 10 room, 6 bedroom, 4+ bath, asking is $1.289M, for a 2,200 square foot, 10 room, 5 bedroom, 2.5 bath, asking is $1.375M and for a 4,000 square foot, 11 room, 4 bedroom, 4+ bath, asking is $1.490M.
For a 3 family house with 2,080 square feet, 7 rooms, 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, asking is $874,000, for a 3,000 square foot, 10 room, 6 bedroom, 4 bath, asking is $879,999 and for a 3,933 square foot, 18 room, 6 bedroom, 4 bath, asking is $1.699M.
For a 6 family house with 12 bedrooms and 6 baths, asking is $2.3M.
For a mixed use building with 3,520 square feet, 2 apartments with a store, 12 rooms, 4 bedrooms and 3 baths, asking is $1.049M and for a 3,135 square foot, store + 2 apartments, 12 room, 6 bedroom, 2.5 bath, asking is $1.799,999.
Flatbush has some good schools:
P.S. 245 located at 249 East 17th Street, serving grades PK, Ok, 1-5.
Yeshivah of Flatbush a private elementary school, located at 919 East 10th Street.
P.S. 361 Early childhood School located at 3109 New kirk Avenue serving grades OK, 1-5.
P.S. 269 Nostrand located at 1957 Nostrand Avenue, serving grades K-6.
P.S. 152 Middle School, School of Science and Technology located at 725 East 23rd Street.
Walt Whitman Middle School located at 72 Veronica Place.
Midwood High School located at 2839 Bedford Avenue.
Erasmus Hall High School located at 911 Flatbush Avenue.
Brooklyn College, my Alma Mater, located at 2900 Bedford Avenue, a senior university of the CUNY.
Flatbush has some good restaurants:
The Farm on Adderly located at 1108 Cortelyou Road, serving American cuisine, farm to table.
Mango Seed located at 757 Flatbush Avenue, serving Caribbean fusion cuisine.
Purple Yam located at 1314 Cortelyou Road, serving Filipino cuisine.
Cinco de Mayo Restaurant located at 1202 Cortelyou Road, serving Mexican cuisine.
Mimi’s Humus located at 1209 Cortelyou Road, serving Middle eastern and Mediterranean cuisine.
Werkstatt located at 509 Coney Island Avenue, serving Austrian cuisine.
San Remo Pizzaria & Restaurant located at 1408 Cortelyou Road, serving Italian food.
Kumo Sushi located at 1406 Cortelyou Road, serving Japanese cuisine.
AM Bistro located at 1003 Church Avenue, serving thai cuisine.
Lea located at 1022 Cortelyou Road, serving Italian cuisine.
Gandhi India located at 2032 Bedford Avenue, serving Indian cuisine.
For Live entertainment in Flatbush there is the magnificent Kings Theatre located at 1027 Flatbush Avenue. A $95M museum quality restoration was done on this 1929 palace of a live performance venue, which is now a state of the art building. Artists with upcoming dates at the Kings Theatre are David Byrne and Death Cab For Cutie.
Another, good old neighborhood spot for live music is Bar Chord where a nice selection of tap beers is served along with good music.
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